NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville’s Convention Center Authority recently announced a donation of $500,000 to the local COVID-19 Response Fund on behalf of the Music City Center. The donation will support those in the hospitality industry as well as others in the local community who are facing hardship due to the virus. Music City Center is reportedly making the contribution solely through its operating revenues.
“As we face these volatile and uncertain times, the one thing we can all do is find ways to support one another,” said Charles Starks, President/CEO of Music City Center. “We cannot predict when businesses will return to any degree of normality and want to offer help to our community of workers and families who have been furloughed or displaced.”
In addition, Music City Center reports that its staff are being fully compensated during this time as team members work remotely to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Housed at United Way and chaired by former Senator Dr. Bill Frist, the COVID-19 Response Fund will focus its initial allocations on helping citizens who are experiencing lost wages or who become ill from the virus. To make a donation, visit www.nashvilleresponsefund.com.
Look for Starks’ comments on the topic of best practices in the prevention of contagion at public assembly facilities, appearing in the F&D 2020 Spring issue.